Chapter 04

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Chapter 04

Postby Freakzilla » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:18 pm

You have read that Muad'Dib had no playmates his own age on Caladan. The dangers
were too great. But Muad'Dib did have wonderful companion-teachers. There was
Gurney Halleck, the troubadour-warrior. You will sing some of Gurney's songs, as
you read along in this book. There was Thufir Hawat, the old Mentat Master of
Assassins, who struck fear even into the heart of the Padishah Emperor. There
were Duncan Idaho, the Swordmaster of the Ginaz; Dr. Wellington Yueh, a name
black in treachery but bright in knowledge; the Lady Jessica, who guided her son
in the Bene Gesserit Way, and -- of course -- the Duke Leto, whose qualities as
a father have long been overlooked.

-from "A Child's History of Muad'Dib" by the Princess Irulan

Thufir Hawat tries to sneak up on Paul in the training room, Pauls says he heard him coming and would know the difference if those sounds were immitated. Thufir believes him partly because of the deep BG training Jessica is giving Paul. They talk of the move to Arrakis, the sand storms, stillsuits, and the scarcity of water.
Paul tells Thufir of his meeting with RM Mohiam and her warning that his Father is doomed and of the art of ruling. Thufir tries to give Paul hope and tells them that the Fremen might help them. Thufir leaves and Gurney Halleck enters. Gurney is Paul's favorite mentor and they joke around for a while before practicing shield fighting. As Paul practices on a training dummy, Gurney remembers his younger sister who was killed in a Harkonnen pleasure house.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
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